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       natsemi-diag  -  EEPROM  setup  and  diagnostic  program  for  ethernet cards based on the
       National Semiconductor DP83810 / 83815 chips.


       natsemi-diag [options]


       netsemi-diag is a program that you can use to diagnose problems with ethernet cards  based
       on the National Semiconductor DP83810 / 83815 chips.


       These  programs  follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-').  A summary of options is included below.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -V, --version
              Show version of program.

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose mode.

       -q, --quiet
              Be very unverbose.

       -a, --show_all_registers
              Print all registers.

       -# <cardnum>
              Use card number <cardnum>.

       -e, --show-eeprom
              Dump EEPROM contents to stdout.

       -E, --emergency-rewrite
              Re-write a corrupted EEPROM.

       -p, --port-base <port>
              Specify port to use.

       -A, --Advertise <mediaype>
              Advertise media type. Valid Options are: 10baseT, 100baseT4, 100baseTx,  100baseTx-
              FD, 100baseTx-HD, 10baseT-FD and 10baseHD.

       -F, --new-interface <interface>
              Interface  number.  Options  that make sense are: 10baseT, 10base2, AUI, 100baseTx,
              10baseT-FDX, 100baseTx-FDX, 100baseT4, 100baseFx, 100baseFx-FDX, MII and Autosense.

       -H, --new-hwaddress <address>
              Set card to a new hardware address.

       -m, --show-mii
              Dump MII management registers.

       -R, --reset
              Reset the transceiver.

       -T, --test
              Do register and SRAM test.

       -w, --write-EEPROM <values>
              Write to the EEPROMS with the specified values. Do not use this, if you do not know
              what you do!

       -f, --force-detection
              Try to identify the card, even if it is active.

       -t, --chip-type <card>
              Explicitly  set  the  chip.  To  get  all  valid numbers, run natsemi-diag with the
              options '-t -1'.




       netsemi-diag was written and is still  maintained  by  Donald  Becker  <>.
       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Alain  Schroeder  <>, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                        February 18, 2002                         NATSEMI-DIAG(8)